Land & Resources Management

Each national forest and national grassland is governed by a land and resource management plan in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). These plans outline management direction, including desired future conditions, suitable uses, monitoring requirements, goals and objectives, and standards and guidelines. Monitoring of conditions on a national forest or national grassland ensures projects are done in accordance with plan direction and determines effects that might require a change in management direction.

Forest and Grassland Land and Resource Management Plans

The Medicine Bow National Forest, Routt National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland each have separate plans. To view these plans, click here

You may contact us to obtain a printed copy or CD of the plan(s).

Monitoring Reports

Monitoring reports are completed annually for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. To view these reports, click here.

Appeals & Litigation

Forest Service managers make many resource management decisions that may be subject to appeal (request to a higher authority for administrative review of a decision). To view the Appeal Responses, please visit the Forest Service Appeal Response page for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.

To view Objection Responses, please visit the Forest Service Objection Response page for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

You can view the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland SOPA reports in PDF or htm formats, or you can search for other forest's SOPA reports on the SOPA website by clicking here.

Travel Analysis

As part of a national effort, we conducted an analysis of National Forest System roads to identify the minimum road system needed “for travel and for administration, utilization, and protection of National Forest System lands.”

Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District

Douglas Ranger District

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Laramie Ranger District

Parks Ranger District

Yampa Ranger District